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Senior Business Advisor, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Accelerator

Career Town Network
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The Senior Business Advisor, Minority Business Accelerator (the Accelerator) is responsible for assisting in the economic growth of high potential minority owned businesses in the region through direct coaching, expert advice, and access to (and preparation for) critical resources. In addition to directly assisting and coaching high potential minority businesses, the position is further charged with identifying new economic development resources and initiatives that support and promote minority business growth and expansion with an emphasis on new job creation and capital investment. Specific duties include (but are not limited to): advising high potential minority firms in achieving accelerated growth objectives and milestones (with emphasis on financial systems and controls, capital readiness, and growth capacity); facilitating access to new business opportunities and resources that further support the growth objectives of high potential minority businesses; supporting organic and in-organic growth strategies of minority firms including new product and geographic expansion, business mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other relevant growth strategies; and building strategic relationships and partnering efforts with relevant organizations (both regionally and nationally) that help the Accelerator fulfill its mission and economic impact objectives. Essential Functions • Participate in the execution of the Chamber’s mission and its Accelerator and broader economic inclusion efforts. • Collaborate with the Chamber’s Vice President, MBA in understanding and managing the growth of the entire Accelerator portfolio, the operations of the Accelerator, and supporting community-wide minority business matters. • Directly coach sizable, high-potential minority owned businesses with growing capacity and necessary capabilities to deliver competitive marketplace solutions • Conduct comprehensive financial and operational assessments of minority businesses to determine overall “readiness” for capital and new business opportunities • Identify complementary resources and growth strategies to support minority firms including assisting with the establishment of advisory boards, strategic partnerships, and broader “centers of influence” including bankers and capital providers, accountants, lawyers, and market-driven subject matter expertise. • Source opportunities for new business development, corporate and institutional client development, and broader market opportunities for minority businesses • Facilitate new business introductions, referrals, and key strategic engagements to advance growth opportunities for minority businesses in the region. • Responsible for the achievement of the performance goals of his/her individual portfolio of firms. • Contribute to the ongoing development of relevant performance metrics, sustainability strategies, and general operations to ensure the long-term success of the Accelerator. • Assist in the development and presentation of Accelerator strategies and performance outcomes to internal and external audiences, including local, regional and national media channels.

Requirements

Business Acumen • Executive Presence • Customer Focus • Decision Quality • Integrity and Trust • Drive for Results • Strategic Agility Supervisory Responsibility The Senior Business Advisor, Minority Business Accelerator does not have supervisory responsibility. Preferred Education and Experience 1. Bachelor’s degree required Additional Eligibility Qualifications 1. Proven business acumen, relationship management and communication skills 2. Strong financial and investment background preferred including in-depth understanding of various debt and equity capital financing models 3. An understanding of and experience with the issues that impact minority businesses 4. Results oriented professional with excellent interpersonal skills 5. Excellent strategic thinking, problem solving and negotiation skills 6. Experience working with diverse stakeholders

Posted: 2021-10-28 Expires: 2021-11-28

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Senior Business Advisor, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Accelerator

Career Town Network
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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